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Youth Orchestras of Prince William Auditions

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Introduction to Preparatory

This is our entry level strings orchestra for string players of new ability. Auditions are not required for this ensemble.

Preparatory Orchestra

This is our entry level strings orchestra for string players of new ability. Auditions are not required for this ensemble.

Percussion Ensemble

All YOPW percussionists are members of this group in addition to performing with other major ensembles.

Primo Orchestra

Student musicians in this program have usually played for 1-2 years and have developed basic skills.

Repertory Orchestra

This orchestra is for the intermediate string player. Members of this ensemble have typically been playing for about 2-3 years and are working on at least Grade 3 music literature.

Concert Orchestra

This is a full orchestra with strings, winds and percussion in which members are comfortable performing Grade 4-5 music literature.

Youth Symphony Orchestra

This full symphonic orchestra accepts the most advanced string, wind and percussion players to perform standard orchestral literature.